I'm pleased to introduce Amee our Creative Cookie summer intern! Amee is from the Futures and Options KIPP to College program connecting New York City youth to careers. Since June, Amee has worked beside me to stay on top of the day-to-day operations of our summer programs, including two week-long day camps! She's a fashionable girl with big dreams -- its been amazing to have her on the team!
Amee Apedo is a high
school student at Brooklyn High school of the Arts majoring in theater. She's a
NYC girl that has always had a passion for fashion! As her creativity and
personality generates during prep for dramatic plays, it flows into her style.
She expresses herself through her clothing. Being an intern at the Creative
Cookie has strengthened her sense
of style and broadened her fashion abilities as she realized that fashion goes
beyond the chic clothing sold in Soho. Fashion is in the hands of the
people that generate it. She took this amazing life lesson and ran with it!
This time 5 years ago I was having a debate with myself
about starting a blog. After lots of back and forth, I generated enough courage
to say what I wanted to say. Not fully knowing what it was I designed a
logo, selected a theme, and posted my 1st entry on August
That day my life changed. What began as short post developed into a colourful fabric that became my
life. I left my day job, blogged my way into New York's fashion scene, authored a zine, became a wife, started a
business, opened a sewing studio and secured my 1st book deal with my lovely publisher Laurence King!
A gigantic 'thank you' to all who have supported me through the
years. Your words, likes, and smiles have encouraged growth and now we're almost more than 4.
Be sure to check back as we count down to five years of not doing things the 'cookie-cutter' way while undergoing our birthday blog makeover.
I say we begin the celebration with a hi 5!
a very delicious cupcake from The Treats Truck to celebrate!!!
If you've been following you may remember that we were awarded a grant to develop an eco-style camp from Citizens Committee for New York City. Funds were used to benefit Red Hook fashionistas, ages 7-12, who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The camp happened and it was in a word A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! As soon as I get the photos I'll post a gallery of what the girls made to strut on the runway. For now here's some random 'instagramed' goodness, community partner shoutouts, and news coverage from DNA Info!